#120 in National Universities U.S. News & World Report (2018)

In Chicago America's third largest city

About DePaul

DePaul was founded in 1898 and is the largest Catholic University in the US by enrollment. Its location in the heart of Chicago enables students to take full advantage of all that the vibrant city of Chicago has to offer.

Why DePaul?

  • Located in the center of the 3rd largest city in the US
  • Students from 111 countries and all 50 U.S. states
  • More than 130 undergraduate programs of study and more than 175 graduate programs
  • More than 90 percent of 2016 undergraduate and graduate degree recipients were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation
  • Nearly 500 companies recruit DePaul students on campus
  • Chicago’s Top Employers Recruit DePaul Graduates:
    96% of the largest publicly held companies
    80% of the “Best Places to Work”
    70% of privately held companies

Ranking & Recognition

  • #120 in National Universities U.S. News & World Report (2018)
  • #25 undergraduate entrepreneurial program in the nation The Princeton Review (2018)
  • #77 in Business Programs U.S. News & World Report (2017)
  • #18 Top 50 Video Game Design: Undergraduate The Princeton Review (2018)
  • #13 graduate entrepreneurial program in the nation The Princeton Review (2017)
  • Forbes Best Value College for 2017
15:1 Student to faculty ratio
15,400 Undergraduates
7,700 Graduate Students
7% international students
72% of freshman, 2,764 total live on campus
10 Schools and Colleges
38 -acre campus
20 Average students per class
DePaul University Map

Location

DePaul University is set in the heart of Chicago - the 3rd largest city and one of the most vibrant and exciting in the U.S. Attending DePaul offers you renowned libraries and museums to world-class theater, music and sports with 26 miles of lakefront, 50 museums, 25 plus music festivals annually and over 30 local Fortune 500 companies. The two main campuses of DePaul provide the best of both worlds - the Loop campus is in the middle of the business district and a bustling downtown. Lincoln Park campus is amid a lively neighborhood with boutique shopping, great food, live music and a huge park bordered by Lake Michigan.

The English Language Academy (ELA)

DePaul’s comprehensive approach to academic English instruction focuses on language skills, university academic and social life, and contemporary American culture. ELA classes are small, usually 10 to 17 students, and are taught by expert instructors.

The students’ level is decided by placement tests given at the beginning of the first term. These tests generally include an Institutional TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and a writing sample.

ELA Accreditation:

Accredited by: CEA | English USA | UCIEP

Notable Alumni

Victor Faraci (MUS ’54)
Former Senior VP Marketing, Warner Bros.
Jack Greenberg (BUS ’64, JD ’68)
Former President and CEO, McDonald’s U.S.A.
James Jenness (BUS ’69, MBA ’71)
Chairman, Former CEO, Kellogg Company
Kenny J. Hong (BUS ’91)
Chief Financial Officer, Hefty Waste & Storage, Reynolds Consumer Products LLC
Curtis Crawford (MBA ’78)
President and CEO of XCEO, Inc.
Gillian Anderson (THE ’90)
Actress; Emmy Award Winner and Golden Globe Winner
Walter Parazaider (MUS ’69)
Founding member & Saxophonist for the rock band Chicago

Undergraduate Programs

A
Accountancy^
Acting
Actuarial Science (Business)
Actuarial Science (CSH)
African and Black Diaspora Studies
Allied Health Technologies
American Studies
Animation (BA)^
Animation (BFA)^
Anthropology^
Applied Behavioral Sciences (For Adult Students)
Arabic Studies
Art
Art, Media, and Design
B
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences^
Business Administration (BA For Adult Students)
Business Administration (BSB)
C
Catholic Studies
Chemistry (BA)^
Chemistry (BS)^
Chinese Studies
Communication and Media^
Communication and Technology
Communication Studies^
Composition
Computer Science^†
Costume Design
Costume Technology
Criminology
Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering
Cybersecurity
D
Data Science (BA)
Data Science (BS)
Decision Analytics (For Adult Students)
Dramaturgy/Criticism
E
Early Childhood Education
Economics (Business)^
Economics (LAS)^
Elementary Education
English^
Environmental Science^
Environmental Studies^
Exercise Science
F
Film and Television (BA)
Film and Television (BFA)
Finance
French
G
Game Design
Game Programming
Geography^
German
Graphic Design
H
Health Sciences^
History of Art and Architecture
History^
Hospitality Leadership
I
Information Systems^
Information Technology^
Interactive and Social Media^
International Studies^
Islamic World Studies
Italian
J
Japanese Studies
Jazz Studies
Journalism^
L
Latin American and Latino Studies
Leadership Studies (For Adult Students)
Lighting Design
M
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematical Sciences (BA)^
Mathematical Sciences (BS)^
Mathematics and Computer Science
Media and Cinema Studies^
Middle Grades Education
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
N
Network Engineering and Security^
Neuroscience
O
Organizational Communication^
P
Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies^
Performing Arts Management
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics^
Playwriting
Political Science^
Psychology (BA)^
Psychology (BS)^
Public Policy
Public Relations and Advertising^
R
Real Estate
Religious Studies
S
Scene Design
Secondary Education
Sociology^
Sound Design
Sound Recording Technology
Spanish
Special Education
Stage Management
T
Theatre Arts
Theatre Management
Theatre Technology
W
Women’s and Gender Studies^
World Language Education
Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse^


^ Caret indicates major has a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree option.

Undergraduate Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Grades: 2.75 GPA
  • English: 6.5 IELTS or 80 iBT TOEFL

Required Documents

  • Application
  • Original Transcripts
  • Bank statement showing $38,410 USD equivalent
  • Copy of Passport
  • English score
  • Portfolio if applying to Art/Music/Performing Arts

Graduate Programs

  • Accountancy (MBA)
  • Accountancy (MS)
  • Acting (MFA)
  • Animation (MA)
  • Animation (MFA)
  • Applied Economics (MBA)
  • Applied Mathematics (MS)
  • Applied Professional Studies (MA)
  • Applied Statistics (MS)
  • Applied Technology (MS)
  • Arabic (MA)
  • Arts Leadership (MFA)
  • Audit and Advisory Services (MSAA)
  • Bilingual-Bicultural Education (MA)
  • Bilingual-Bicultural Education (MEd)
  • Biological Sciences (MA)
  • Biological Sciences (MS)
  • Business Administration (DBA)
  • Business Information Technology (MS)
  • Business Strategy and Decision Making (MBA)
  • Chemistry (MS)
  • Chinese (MA)
  • Cinema (MFA)
  • Cinema Production (MS)
  • Communication and Media (MA)
  • Composition (MM)
  • Computational Finance (MS)
  • Computer and Information Sciences (PhD)
  • Computer Science (MS)
  • Computer Science Technology (JD/MS)
  • Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
  • Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MEd)
  • Counseling: College Student Development (MA)
  • Counseling: College Student Development (MEd)
  • Counseling: School Counseling (MA)
  • Counseling: School Counseling (MEd)
  • Creative Producing (MFA)
  • Critical Ethnic Studies (MA)
  • Curriculum Studies (EdD)
  • Curriculum Studies (EdS)
  • Curriculum Studies (MA)
  • Curriculum Studies (MEd)
  • Custom (MBA)
  • Cybersecurity (MS)
  • Digital Communication and Media Arts (MA)
  • Directing (MFA)
  • Documentary (MFA)
  • Early Childhood Education (EdD)
  • Early Childhood Education (MA)
  • Early Childhood Education (MEd)
  • E-Commerce Technology (MS)
  • Economics and Policy Analysis (MS)
  • Educating Adults (MA)
  • Educational Leadership (EdD)
  • Educational Leadership (MA)
  • Educational Leadership (MEd)
  • Elementary Education (MA)
  • Elementary Education (MEd)
  • English (MA)
  • Enterprise Risk Management (MS)
  • Entrepreneurship (MBA)
  • Entrepreneurship (MS)^
  • Experience Design (MA)
  • Film and Television (MFA)
  • Film and Television (MS)
  • Finance (MBA)
  • Finance (MS)
  • French (MA)
  • Game Design (MFA)
  • Game Programming (MS)
  • German (MA)
  • Health Communication (MA)
  • Health Communication (MA/MBA in Health Sector Management)
  • Health Informatics (MS)
  • Health Law (LLM)
  • Health Sector Management (MBA)
  • History (MA)
  • Hospitality Leadership (MBA)
  • Hospitality Leadership and Operational Performance (MS)^
  • Human Centered Design (PhD)
  • Human Resources (MS)^
  • Human-Computer Interaction (MS)
  • Information Systems (MS)
  • Intellectual Property Law (LLM)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (MA)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (MS)
  • International Business (MBA)
  • International Law (LLM)
  • International Public Service (MS)^
  • International Studies (MA)^
  • International Studies Law (JD/MA)
  • IT Project Management (MS)
  • Italian (MA)
  • Japanese (MA)
  • Jazz Studies (MM)
  • Journalism (MA)
  • Jurisprudence (MJ)
  • Language Literacy and Specialized Instruction (MA)
  • Language Literacy and Specialized Instruction (MEd)
  • Law (JD)
  • Law (JD/LLM)
  • Law (JD/MBA)
  • Liberal Studies (MA)
  • Management (MBA)
  • Management (MS)^
  • Management Information Systems (MBA)
  • Marketing (MBA)
  • Marketing (MS)
  • Marketing Analysis (MS)
  • Marketing Strategy and Planning (MBA)
  • Mathematics Education (MA)
  • Mathematics for Teaching (MS)
  • Media and Cinema Studies (MA)
  • Middle Grades Education (MEd)
  • Middle School Mathematics Education (MS)
  • Music Education (MM)
  • Music Performance (MM)
  • Network Engineering and Security (MS)
  • Nonprofit Management (MNM)^
  • Nursing (MS) - MENP for nonnurses
  • Nursing (MS) - RN to MS in Nursing
  • Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Organizational and Multicultural Communication (MA)
  • Philosophy (MA/PhD)
  • Physics (MS)
  • Polymer and Coatings Science (MS)
  • Predictive Analytics (MS)
  • Psychology - Clinical (MA/PhD)
  • Psychology - Community (MA/PhD)
  • Psychology - Industrial/Organizational (MA/PhD)
  • Psychology - Psychological Science (MA/PhD)
  • Psychology (MS)
  • Public Administration (MPA)^
  • Public Health (MPH)
  • Public Health (MPH/MBA in Health Sector Management)
  • Public Policy (MPP)^
  • Public Relations and Advertising (MA)
  • Public Service Management (MS)
  • Public Service Management Law (JD/MS)
  • Pure Mathematics (MS)
  • Real Estate (MS)^
  • Real Estate Finance and Investment (MBA)
  • Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (MS)
  • Relational Communication (MA)
  • Science Education (MS)
  • Screenwriting (MFA)
  • Secondary Education (MA)
  • Secondary Education (MEd)
  • Social and Cultural Foundations in Education (MA)
  • Social and Cultural Foundations in Education (MEd)
  • Social Work (MSW)
  • Social Work (MSW/MA in Women’s and Gender Studies)
  • Sociology (MA)
  • Software Engineering (MS)
  • Spanish (MA)
  • Special Education (MEd)
  • Sport, Fitness and Recreation Leadership (MS)
  • Strategy, Execution and Valuation (MBA)
  • Supply Chain Management (MS)
  • Sustainable Management (MS)
  • Sustainable Urban Development (MA)^
  • Taxation (LLM)
  • Taxation (MS)
  • Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship (MEd)
  • Wealth Management (MS)
  • Women’s and Gender Studies (MA)
  • World Language Education (MA)
  • World Language Education (MEd)
  • Writing and Publishing (MA)
  • Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse (MA)


^ Caret indicates major has a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree option.

Graduate Application Requirements

  • Application form
  • Official transcript (Bachelor’s degree, showing accumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale)
  • TOEFL 80/IELTS 7.0 Students who do not meet this requirement should apply to the English Language Academy (ELA)
  • $25 - $60 Application Fee depending on school
  • Copy of Passport
  • Financial Statement Form and official bank statement evidencing sufficient funds for one year
  • Professional resume or CV
  • Essay – Explaining interest and professional goals
  • Letter of recommendation (MBA Applicants)
  • Interviews (MBA Applicants)
  • Additional program requirements if needed (ex. GRE/GMAT/Audition/Portfolio)

Tuition & Fees 2017/18

Fees are per academic year and subject to change.

Undergraduate Fees
Yearly estimated tuition based on full-time enrollment.
College of Business
College of Computing & Digital Media (CDM)
College of Science & Health (CSH)
College of Communication
College of Education
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
$38,410
School of Music
The Theater School
$39,610
Academic Calendar
* College of Law operates on a semester calendar.
Fall Quarter 2017 Winter Quarter 2018
6 September - 21 November 2 January - 19 March
Spring Quarter 2018 Summer Session 2018
18 April - 8 June 11 June - 24 August
Graduate Fees
Yearly estimated tuition based on full-time enrollment.
College of Education $20,160
School for New Learning $20,160
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences $21,920
College of Science and Health $22,720
College of Communication $23,360
College of Computing and Digital Media $26,560
School of Music $20,040
Theatre School $35,120
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business MBA $49,920
Graduate Business MS $33,280
General Fees
Student Activity (Per Term for Full-Time Undergraduates) $28
Athletic Fee $26
Health Plan (Per Quarter) $62
Living and Health insurance expenses
$15,600 a year (10 Months) for all programs other than College of Law
$18,720 a year (12 Months) for the College of Law
Academic Calendar
* College of Law operates on a semester calendar.
Fall Quarter 2017 Winter Quarter 2018
6 September - 21 November 2 January - 19 March
Spring Quarter 2018 Summer Session 2018
18 April - 8 June 11 June - 24 August

Housing

Campus housing is more than just a place to sleep and study. It is a place where students develop meaningful friendships, explore new ideas, and become immersed in the DePaul community.

Our campus housing community has 13 different residence halls on two campuses. All campus housing units are fully furnished and feature cable television, wireless Internet and in-building laundry facilities. Our traditional-style residence halls are mostly reserved for first-year students while apartment-style halls typically house our continuing and transfer students. Additionally, graduate and law student housing is available at our Loop campus.

Incoming freshmen and transfer students are guaranteed housing if they submit and complete their housing agreement no later than May 1 for freshmen and June 1 for transfer students.

DePaul offers conditional admission to applicants in select undergraduate and graduate disciplines whose level of English proficiency is lower than admission requirement. go.depaul.edu/conditional